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Cutts Cove Restoration Project

The Cutts Cove Shoreline Restoration Project will restore shoreline that was filled and armored with rip-rap up to 12 feet above mean high tide. The entire right of way adjacent to Market Street Extension is vacant; with plans to create a city park landward of the restoration area. Our project will restore the hardened shoreline into a living shoreline, creating tidal buffer zone, intertidal marsh, and a short (18-20 inch) sill of repurposed stone from the rip-rap wall.

Project Lead

University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension


New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Time Frame

Start: April 1, 2016
End: December 31, 2017

Cutts Cove living shoreline restoration project in Portsmouth, New Hampshire